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Kretschmar®, Corner Markets, Sunflower, and Country Music Star Easton Corbin Team Up to Support Make-A-Wish® Mississippi

$1,000 Donation Will Help Grant Future Wishes

BILOXI, Miss., Oct. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kretschmar® Premium Meats & Cheeses has joined forces with Corner Markets, Sunflower, and country music star Easton Corbin to donate $1,000 to Make-A-Wish® Mississippi.

Kretschmar®, Corner Markets, Sunflower, and Country Music Star Easton Corbin Team Up to Support Make-A-Wish® Mississippi
$1,000 Donation Will Help Grant Future Wishes

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Corbin, three-time American Country Award winner and Kretschmar brand partner, presented the donation during his concert in Biloxi on Friday as part of Kretschmar’s Legendary Wishes campaign, which helps Make-A-Wish grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

“It was an honor to partner with Kretschmar, Corner Markets, and Sunflower to help Make-A-Wish grant more wishes for children,” said Corbin. “This is something really special that Kretschmar is doing across the country, and I’m proud to show my support for this cause.”

Corbin hit the music scene in 2009 with a #1 single, “A Little More Country Than That” and won several Breakthrough Artist awards. Since then, he has released three hit albums with songs including “Roll With It,” “Lovin’ You is Fun,” and “All Over the Road.” Corbin has a full touring schedule in 2017 and is currently working on his fourth studio album.

“We are grateful for the support of Kretschmar, Corner Markets, and Sunflower. These companies understand the impact a wish has on wish kids, their families and communities. A wish granted can be a life-changing experience filled with hope and joy. Thank you for investing in the lives of local wish kids.” said Rod Henderson, Make-A-Wish Mississippi Senior Director of Development.

Since 2012, Kretschmar has contributed more than $725,000 to Make-A-Wish nationally, and sponsored more than 15 wishes with local chapters through the brand’s Legendary Wishes campaign.

Additionally, with the help of retail partners like Corner Markets and Sunflower, Kretschmar has raised more than $115,000 through sales of Make-A-Wish paper stars sold at stores’ registers for $1 donations, employee donations, and sandwich fundraisers. The brand gives these funds to local Make-A-Wish chapters to grant more wishes.

“Make-A-Wish has positively impacted the lives of so many children and their families as they endure the challenges of battling life-threatening medical conditions,” said Michael Baughman, Smithfield Foods director of marketing. “Everyone at Kretschmar is incredibly grateful for Make-A-Wish, and their efforts to grant wishes and change lives. We are privileged to have the opportunity to help make more unforgettable experiences possible with help from our friends at Corner Markets and Sunflower.”

For more information about Kretschmar Deli and its involvement with Make-A-Wish visit or Kretschmar is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

About Kretschmar
Kretschmar® Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses has meant quality since 1883. Our hams are made with a unique hardwood smoking process.  Kretschmar poultry and beef are hand-trimmed using the finest cuts. Our full line of Off-The-Bone deli meats are delicately sliced from the leanest, most tender cuts. And our premium Wisconsin cheeses repeatedly win in competitions world-wide. Try the Legendary Taste of Kretschmar today. For great recipes and more, like us on Facebook or visit our website at

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Kretschmar®, Gwaltney®, Curly’s®, Margherita®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny® and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit

About Make-A-Wish Mississippi:
Make-A-Wish Mississippi grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Mississippi’s chapter, based in Ridgeland and Gulfport, with the help of generous donors and volunteers grants around 100 wishes a year. Visit Make-A-Wish at to learn more.

About Easton Corbin
With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, Mercury Nashville’s Easton Corbin has made a lasting impression on the country music landscape. He is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement. American Songwriter says,” Easton Corbin has one of those rare, glorious voices that was made—just made—for singing country music.” His self-titled debut album released in 2010 and spawned back-to-back hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It;” making him the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1. In 2012 the Gilchrist County Florida native released his sophomore album, All Over The Road, which included the Top 5 hits “Lovin’ You Is Fun” and “All Over The Road.” Corbin set a career-best debut on Country Airplay with his top 5 hit single, “Baby Be My Love Song,” from his No. 1 debuting album About To Get Real. His latest single, “Are You With Me,” was most added song at country radio the day it was released. “Are You With Me” first appeared on All Over The Road and was such a special song to Corbin he carried it over to About To Get Real in hopes it would be a radio single. Corbin spent 2016 on one of the biggest tours in country music -Carrie Underwood’s The Storyteller Tour. Corbin’s new single, “A Girl Like You,” from his upcoming fourth studio album, is currently climbing on the country singles charts and was released to rave reviews. Taste of Country picked it as a Critic’s Pick saying, it takes a fraction of a second to know Easton Corbin is on to something different with “A Girl Like You.” Visit for more information.

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